Welcome to the Youth IPS Centre of Excellence

Join the IPS revolution and change the lives of young people.

How we can help

Making a difference through evidence-based practice

We are Australia’s Youth Individual Placement and Support Centre of Excellence. 

We work side-by-side with world-leading researchers, service providers, vocational specialists and young people to provide support to IPS service providers and specialists using the latest evidence and innovation.

IPS Training

Click on the calendar below to see our upcoming training opportunities and events.


IPS Learn for headspace

Online micro-credentials are available on Orygen’s IPS Centre of Excellence learning platform, IPS Learn. IPS Learn is available to vocational specialists at headspace centres funded for IPS Programs by the Department of Social Services. Please click on the link to enrol in the program.

Latest updates

First micro-credential awarded in headspace IPS program

Lisa Rullo, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational specialist at headspace Ipswich, has become the very first person to complete an IPS micro-credential in full. This is an important milestone for Orygen’s IPS Centre of Excellence micro-credentials program, which it has been

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Why become an IPS vocational specialist?

https://ips.orygen.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/88263_IPS_liam-1.mp4 “Whatever’s helping that young person, that’s what needs to be done and that’s what you do.”  Liam, IPS vocational specialist   With a career in IPS (Individual Placement and Support), every day brings the opportunity to collaborate directly with

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